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Coombe Eden - Open Garden for NGS

A garden of traditional and contemporary beds. Steep banks down to stream with pretty Japanese style bridge. Large Rhododendrons give a breathtaking show - end of May.
Coombe Eden, Carlisle CA4 9PQ
Sat 5 Jun, Sun 6 Jun, Sat 31 Jul, Sun 1 Aug

Hazel Cottage - Open Garden for NGS

Flower arrangers and plantsman’s garden. Extending to approx 5 acres. Includes mature herbaceous borders, pergola, ponds and planting of disused railway siding providing home to wildlife.
Hazel Cottage, Carlisle CA4 9PG
Sat 5 Jun, Sun 6 Jun, Sat 31 Jul, Sun 1 Aug

Yewbarrow House - Open Garden for NGS

’More Cornwall than Cumbria’ according to Country Life, a colourful 4 acre garden filled with exotic and rare plants, with dramatic views over the Morecambe Bay.
Yewbarrow House, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6BE
Sun 4 Jul, Sun 1 Aug

Larch Cottage Nurseries - Open Garden for NGS

We are pleased to open our gardens and chapel for 3 days this year in support of the NGS. The gardens include lawns, flowing perennial borders, rare and unusual shrubs, trees, small orchard and a...
Larch Cottage Nurseries, Penrith CA10 2DR
Thu 8 Jul, Thu 12 Aug

Newlands - Open Garden for NGS

A newish and developing garden with spectacular views, nestled on the edge of the Pennines. Garden areas include a small, young but well stocked orchard with quince, medlar, pears, damson, plum,...
Newlands, Brampton CA8 9DD
Sun 1 Aug

HPB Merlewood - Open Garden for NGS

Extensive and varied gardens with a dramatic view to Morecambe Bay from the terrace. Newly planted formal and terraced gardens surround the house. A woodland including a nature trail for children.
HPB Merlewood, Grange-Over-Sands LA11 6JT
Sun 8 Aug

Mains House - Open Garden for NGS

New garden built over the last five years by the owners, with herbaceous borders, terraced lawn, new trees and meadow with views to the fells.
Mains House, Pooley Bridge CA10 2NG
Sun 8 Aug

Beulah - Open Garden for NGS

Beech hedged country garden with ha-ha giving stunning views towards Ullswater and the fells. Mixed perennial borders; formal box edged parterre with flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables.
Beulah, Penrith CA10 2NG
Sun 8 Aug

Woodend House - Open Garden for NGS

A small interesting garden tucked away in a small hamlet. Meandering gravel paths lead around the garden with imaginative, colourful planting and quirky features.
Woodend House, Egremont CA22 2TA
Sat 14 Aug and Sun 15 Aug

Grange Fell Allotments - Open Garden for NGS

The allotments are managed by Grange Town Council. Opened in 2010, 30 plots are now rented out and offer a wide selection of gardening styles and techniques.
Grange Fell Allotments, Grange-Over-Sands LA11 6HB
Sun 15 Aug

Fell Yeat - Open Garden for NGS

1 acre country garden with mixed planting, incl unusual trees, shrubs and some topiary. Small woodland garden and wooded glades. 2 ponds which encourage wildlife, including newts and dragonflies.
Fell Yeat, Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2JW
Sun 22 Aug

Grange over Sands Hidden Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

4 very different gardens hidden down narrow lanes off the road south out of Grange. Off Kents Bank Road, 3 gardens on Cart Lane all back onto the railway embankment, providing shelter from the wind...
Grange over Sands Hidden Gardens, Grange-Over-Sands LA11 7AF
Sun 29 Aug

Kinrara - Open Garden for NGS

Densely planted, mainly evergreen gardens around C18 stone house. Only the front garden open in June Group opening.
Kinrara, CA8 9HR
Sun 29 Aug

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